Tuesday, 2 March 2010

March 2

An insensitive bore is not alone in his vanity. To fear the ill-opinion of others is grossly to overestimate the space we take up in their imaginations.

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We can only hope by way of contrast that once in a while good comes from our acting with the worst intentions.

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A nag is someone who pursues us with the truth.

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After a time that might have been an afternoon and might have been a century, Lucifer ordered his minions to take down the sign. ‘Abandon all hope ye who enter here’ was an instruction that deprived Hell of its most effective torture.

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To root out clich├ęs is to prosecute ourselves.

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The sometime pleasure of a second glance. What I took, with an inner grumble, for litter becomes a hillside of snowdrops.

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